Low-cost airline AirAsia announced last week its new domestic destinations in Mindanao, expanding its network connection in the southern part of the country.
Beginning March 29, guests can fly to Zamboanga and to General Santos from Clark and Cebu.
Destinations in the south also include Davao and Cagayan de Oro, which commenced operations in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
“Our newest route cements AirAsia’s connections amongst the country’s major islands: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao,” AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Ricky Isla said in a statement.
Isla added, “The launching of the new routes is in support of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat’s push for a livelier tourism within the Philippines.”
To celebrate this new destination, AirAsia is offering all-in promotional fares from Clark to Zamboanga or General Santos from as low as P1,090 for BIG Loyalty Members and P1,157 for non-members. Fares from Cebu to Zamboanga or General Santos start from as low as P990 for members and P1,057 for non-members.
Zamboanga is a highly developed and urbanized city that was once a former settlement of the Spaniards during the colonial era. Hispanic influences are still seen in buildings and structures, thus the nickname “Asia’s Latin City.” It is also known as the “Sardine Capital of the Philippines,” supplying around 90 percent of the country’s canned sardines demand, according to research.
If Zamboanga is popular for its sardines, General Santos is known for being the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines.”
“We are committed to growing our domestic connectivity this year, and you can expect more exciting destinations to be announced later in 2020,” shared Isla.
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